Telomere News and Research

RSS
A telomere is a region of repetitive DNA at the end of a chromosome, which protects the end of the chromosome from deterioration.
Cellular aging associated with structural changes in the brain

Cellular aging associated with structural changes in the brain

Gene coding error likely responsible for rare form of inherited 'short telomere' disease

Gene coding error likely responsible for rare form of inherited 'short telomere' disease

Study reshapes the understanding of telomerase's function in normal cells

Study reshapes the understanding of telomerase's function in normal cells

DNA methylation closely linked to telomere length

DNA methylation closely linked to telomere length

Sick mitochondria pollute the cells, cause telomere damage

Sick mitochondria pollute the cells, cause telomere damage

Protein present in telomeres shows global action on genome which influences pleuripotency

Protein present in telomeres shows global action on genome which influences pleuripotency

Researchers identify effective drug combinations for malignant brain tumor in mice

Researchers identify effective drug combinations for malignant brain tumor in mice

Telomere shortening in adulthood is not caused by smoking, say researchers

Telomere shortening in adulthood is not caused by smoking, say researchers

Study: Smoking does not shorten the length of telomeres

Study: Smoking does not shorten the length of telomeres

Researchers identify new mechanism for accessing damaged DNA

Researchers identify new mechanism for accessing damaged DNA

Unsupportive parenting may have negative health implications for children, study suggests

Unsupportive parenting may have negative health implications for children, study suggests

Researchers discover unexpected survival mechanism of a subset of cancer cells

Researchers discover unexpected survival mechanism of a subset of cancer cells

Physician training makes doctors' DNA to age six times faster than normal

Physician training makes doctors' DNA to age six times faster than normal

Oxidative stress acts directly on telomeres to hasten cellular aging, study reveals

Oxidative stress acts directly on telomeres to hasten cellular aging, study reveals

Study finds no major epigenetic differences between space astronaut and his earthbound twin brother

Study finds no major epigenetic differences between space astronaut and his earthbound twin brother

Maternal smoking and pre-eclampsia may affect fertility of offspring

Maternal smoking and pre-eclampsia may affect fertility of offspring

People born with short telomeres found to have short-lived immune system cells

People born with short telomeres found to have short-lived immune system cells

Study shows how cooperative breeding could increase lifespan

Study shows how cooperative breeding could increase lifespan

Study: Female birds have longer, healthier lifespan when they have help raising offspring

Study: Female birds have longer, healthier lifespan when they have help raising offspring

Medical treatment for gestational diabetes could prevent long-term complications in children

Medical treatment for gestational diabetes could prevent long-term complications in children